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Autopoiesis, Culture, and Society

The concept of autopoiesis has long surpassed the realm of biology. It has been used in areas so diverse as sociology, psychotherapy, management, anthropology, organizational culture, and many others. This circumstance transformed it in a very important and useful instrument … Continue reading

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Networked Society ‘On the Brink’

In On The Brink we discuss the past, present and future of connectivity with a mix of people including David Rowan, chief editor of Wired UK; Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr; and Eric Wahlforss, the co-founder of Soundcloud. Each of … Continue reading

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The Network Society: A Cross Cultural Perspective

This volume explores the patterns and dynamics of the network society in its cultural and institutional diversity. By network society, we refer to the social structure that results from the interaction between social organization, social change, and a technological paradigm … Continue reading

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The Interaction between Information and Communication Technologies and the Network Society – a process of historical change

Read Societies evolve and are transformed through a complex interaction of cultural, economic, political, and technological factors. In any given society, the available range of technological processes becomes organised into technological paradigms around a nucleus that enhances the performance of … Continue reading

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Communication Power and Counter power in the Network Society

This article presents a set of grounded hypotheses on the interplay between communication and power relationships in the technological context that characterizes the network society. Based on a selected body of communication literature, and of a number of case studies … Continue reading

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Toward a Sociology of the Network Society

Read The  twenty-first century of the Common Era did not  necessarily  have  to usher  in  a new  society. But  it  did.  People  around  the  world  feel  the winds  of  multidimensional  social  change without  truly  understanding  it,  let  alone  feeling  a … Continue reading

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Globalization, the Knowledge Society, and the Network State: Poulantzas at the millennium

In State, Power, Socialism, Nicos Poulantzas conceptualized a state that materializes and concentrates power and displaces the class struggle from the economic to the political arena. In the past twenty years, much has changed. We argue that economic relations have … Continue reading

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